in the north on the west of the but in the north on the west of the uk conditions start to turn more u nsettled, uk conditions start to turn more unsettled, wet and windy, from onwards. hello, this is the bbc news special on the day that donald trump becomes the 45th president of the united states of america. as he prepares for the biggest day and the greatest challenge of his life, the billionaire businessman is promising to unite this deeply divided country. we are going to make america great again! and i will add, greater than ever before. thank you, everybody. here is the scene live in washington, as america wakes up to the dawn of a whole new era. on the day of this historic transition of
power, we will be asking what his presidency means for america and the rest of the world. welcome to washington, in just three hours' time, donald john trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. hundreds of thousands of people are gathering right now in front of capitol hill, just behind me. the property tycoon will recite the oath of office before delivering his inaugural address that he wrote himself in front of former presidents and first ladies, bill clinton will be there, hillary clinton will be there, and it isa hillary clinton will be there, and it is a gathering of everyone in american politics. then, the new president will begin the slow drive down pennsylvania avenue, and will start behind where we are sitting, he will move on to the white house. this is the scene live, at 9am here
in washington, and a short time ago donald trump tweeted yes, of course, it all begins today. the movement continues and the work begins. our first report is from our washington corresponded, laura bicker. the capital, the nation and the world awaits. at first light, thousands started gathering for a front row seat, a presidential and gratian which is billed as one of the greatest political shows on earth. taking centre stage, a property mogul and a billionaire. the pageantry property mogul and a billionaire. the pagea ntry has property mogul and a billionaire. the pageantry has already been on display, on the eve of his oath of office, donald trump welcome to supporters with a concert on the steps of the lincoln memorial. a musical warm up act to the main event... sing it!
he swayed and sang along before taking a chance to thank those who put him in office. the polls started going up, up, up, but they did not want to give us credit because they forgot about a lot of us. on the campaign i called it the forgotten men and the forgotten women. well, you are not forgotten any more. that i can tell you. few predicted he would be the 45th president, but the businessman said he will work on behalf of the many. we are going to make america great for all of our people, everybody. as trump supporters lined up to cheer, others gathered in protest. in new york, thousands, including celebrities and politicians, marched to the trump hotel with a message for the new commander in chief. we are all rooting for the new administration, of course,
to abandon the divisive, racist, misogynist, ignorant plans it is trumpeting and lead us with intelligence and compassion. in these final moments before donald trump ascends the steps of the capital to take the oath of office he has work to do, to put the final touches to his first address to the nation, and those words will matter. he has already won the hearts of those he calls the forgotten, but how does he persuade those who fear a trump presidency? donald trump's journey to the white has laid bare the deep divisions across an often disunited united states. many did not take him seriously, and the republican candidate was controversial from the start. they bring in drugs, they bring in crime, they are rapists. donaldj trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states.
you have got to see this guy, i don't know what i said, i don't remember. i would like to punch him in the face. but his popularity grew and the outsider became the front runner as his supporters saw him as an agent of change. and we will make america great again! donald trump, the son of an immigrant from germany, is now the toast of washington. he shrugged off suggestions that his approval ratings are the lowest of any incoming president in us history. two americas will face each other in the nation's capital today, those who are nervous and those who are hopeful. they may disagree, but for the sake of the country both sides will be willing him to succeed. it's a very big day here in
washington, dc, the whole city has been taken over by this inauguration. there's a lot of security and i can hear protesters from where i am sitting but there are hundreds of thousands of americans who have come to celebrate donald trump as he becomes the 45th president. donald trump is in st john's church with his family, a tradition for american presidents, barack obama did this as well, going across the road to stjohn‘s episcopal church, they will be in there for another 20 minutes or so and then he will be going to the white house tojoin and then he will be going to the white house to join the obamas for coffee, before going to capitol hill for the inauguration. there are his supporters, i've been watching them asi supporters, i've been watching them as i been walking through washington this morning. all gathering here, a lot of military personnel and the guards are there for him. there is heavy security in washington, there a lwa ys heavy security in washington, there always is at these events. and his supporters, with their make america
great again hats, it's a rather grey day here with pops of red in the crowd. the bbc‘s nick briant is waiting for the services to start. nick, set the scene for us on capitol hill this morning? the weather forecasters in this country are better than the political forecasters! they forecast rain and it has come, it will be a wet inauguration and if this camera pans and shows you the scene down below, the inaugural platform, with the podium from which donald trump will deliver his address, it has cellophane covers on it to protected from the rain. if we pan wider to show you the crowd assembling in front of the capitol, ponchos are the order of the day! often with the change of politics you get a change of fashion! when jfk turned
change of politics you get a change of fashion! whenjfk turned up without a hat, it killed the american had industry for decades! but rather than make america caps, we are seeing ponchos, it will be a damp inauguration. on the stage behind you, inaugurations are often a who's who, and i'm sure that there will be some awkward encounters? absolutely, none more awkward than hillary clinton's presence here, she isa hillary clinton's presence here, she is a formerfirst lady, hillary clinton's presence here, she is a former first lady, bill clinton will be here, joining other presidents like. you push on the platform. all part of this peaceful tra nsfer of platform. all part of this peaceful transfer of power that americans pride themselves in but what an awkward moment for her, made even worse this painful pageant because she got more votes than donald trump, nearly 3 million more, around the country. but not in those states that mattered. it will be difficult for her clearly. it is worth talking
about absentees, more than 50 democratic lawmakers have decided to boycott the ceremony, including john lewis, the great hero of the civil rights movement. and some of the big—name stars that you get performing at inauguration is, donald trump is a bit more b list and see list, i have to say. we will be back with you later in the inauguration with services that take place —— than c—list. a lot of trump supporters in town today, what are they telling you? on the national maul, about halfway up, it may look like i am standing on an ice rink but all of this white is plastic sheeting that they've put down because this is normally a big stretch of grass —— mall. if it rains heavily, that's why they've put it down. nick was in the good seat up close, you could say that these are the cheap seats were
hundreds of thousands of supporters will fill these spaces. close to the capitol there is a huge crowd. as we we re capitol there is a huge crowd. as we were waiting to get there, i was speaking to some trump supporters but what is interesting is the range of people who have come to attend the inauguration, firstly you have the inauguration, firstly you have the trump supporters and people from north carolina from ohio, pennsylvania, and even as far as california on the west coast, a traditionally democratic state which voted for hillary clinton. the other category of people i have spoken to are people who perhaps did not vote for donald trump, but wanted to getting a piece of history, wanted to be part of the moment. i was speaking to a mother and daughter who travelled here from boston, they voted for hillary clinton. i asked what they thought donald trump could do to try and unite the country after a very divisive election and they said, well, he will have to work to win their respect committee
is not going to get a free pass, they told me. —— he is not go into get a free pass. i met people who will take part in the prayer brea kfast, will take part in the prayer breakfast, i met some native americans on their way to that. there are a number of people gathered here for this, for the trump supporters in particular, this isa trump supporters in particular, this is a real moment for them. many doubted that donald trump would ever make his way to washington but, i have covered this election over several months, and they were resolute in the fact that he would end up here in washington. today, this is the realisation of a dream that they always believed in. thank you. iam i am perched over capitol hill and the parade route... i'm joined now byjim gilmore, former governor of virginia, and 2016 republican presidential candidate. thank you so much forjoining me, happy inauguration day! thank you. welcome to all of your view was to washington, dc on this great day! welcome to all of your view was to washington, dc on this great dawm is one of the remarkable moments of
american politics, i have covered five inauguration is now, and it is something we almost take for granted, this happens every four yea rs granted, this happens every four years in america but it is a fundamental part of the american system of government and this peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next, isn't it? it is, and if you read history and look at contemporary affairs today, you realise that you cannot take this for granted. you have too refreshed democracy all the time. this time we are seeing a change in administration and policy, we are doing it in a peaceful way. there are members of congress, of course, you have been very critical of them and democrats have decided to boycott this inauguration, how unusual is that? i think it is the wrong thing to do. they are sworn to hold the constitution, and we are celebrating this peaceful transfer of power. and to do some sort of boycott is a bad tradition to start. it is going to upset the —— it won't
upset the american constitution but it says a lot about them in a bad way. you have been a supporter of donald trump for a long time, what kind of president do you hope he will be for america? i ran myself! i did not get the nomination but wa nted did not get the nomination but wanted to support him... it could have been you up there! that would have been you up there! that would have been you up there! that would have been great! but the fact is, we we re have been great! but the fact is, we were optimistic about the trump administration. it is a chance for genuine change... what does that mean, we keep hearing the word "change". what does it mean in practice? we have had a policy of slow growth, the united states economy is the strongest in the world but it needs to be stronger. people in the industrial west understood that and that is why they voted for change. we need a more assertive foreign policy, and we have seen in the last eight years increase of aggressiveness from russia, iran, north korea and china, it is time for north america to
assert their strength along with their allies said that imperialism and aggression does not get started. this is the opportunity to do that. donald trump goes into office with the lowest approval ratings ever of any president elect, what does he had to do about that?” any president elect, what does he had to do about that? i think that if he leaves decisively, and he keeps his promise to actually try and affect change in a positive way, then he will do fine. at this point, america is a country in great debate. today is once again a reaffirmation that the debate can be resolved under the constitution and thatis resolved under the constitution and that is what we are so proud of. i'm looking forward to getting this resolved in a new administration. it's interesting that he was more popular by 10% straight after the election than he is today. do you hope that donald trump adjusts his tone, for example? and what he sends out on his twitter feed, or are you
not bothered by that? not so much, nor the american people, i don't think. they are looking for change, thatis think. they are looking for change, that is what is important. sometimes you can get caught up in strange standards, where you are going to be popular and politically correct... but he is a president—elect who likes to be popular! but he is popular, particularly among people who didn't want to follow that kind of approach. you will never get 100% ina of approach. you will never get 100% in a country as free and debated as the usa, but it's important for our leader today to carry out these policies, keep promises, and work ha rd to policies, keep promises, and work hard to make the kind of change that he was taking to the american people during the election. does he need to reach out to those americans who did not vote for him, we can hear protesters over there. the more than 3 million to voted for henry clinton? i did that when i was the government of virginia, —— hillary clinton. i would government of virginia, —— hillary clinton. iwould reach
government of virginia, —— hillary clinton. i would reach out that it cannot be at the expense of the approach that he has been elected on. that is key here, he's been elected to try and create something fresh, different and exciting, and i think he has an obligation to live up think he has an obligation to live up to that. i think it is a wonderful thing that united states in all of these years over the centuries can have this transfer of power peacefully and calmly and legitimately. i think it is very exciting. thank you very much for joining us, governorjim gilmore there from virginia. a long—time supporter of donald trump. i will be back from ten minutes, now lucy hopkins brings reaction from around the world. good afternoon, this is bbc news in london, for the next little while we will turn our attention to the main story is here in the uk. the head of
an enquiry into historical allegations of abuse at children's homes run by the church, state and charities in northern ireland say that there was widespread abuse and mistreatment of young people. sir anthony hart has been giving the conclusions of the four—year inquiry. chris buckler reports from belfast. church and state were given the responsibility of looking after vulnerable children. but in too many cases, they failed. northern ireland's historical institutional abuse inquiry has been examining what happened during seven decades inside children's homes and other places that were supposed to offer people shelter and support. nobody can pick up the pieces ever, after all these years. you suffered beatings, humiliation, there were many people who suffered sexual abuse. across the uk like here at a home in scotland, young people were properly cared for but that was not the case for all. hundreds of hours of testimony about what happened in northern ireland was heard
in the inquiry. describing those experiences was not always easy, in fact at times it was clearly distressing and painful. we thank them for their courage and determination in doing so. the inquiry examines some of the most notorious cases of historical physical and sexual abuse including the actions of father brendan smith, a priest thought to have abused dozens if not hundreds of children. while it dismissed claims of a paedophile ring in belfast and the intelligence services, it did find failures there and elsewhere. we now recommend that the northern ireland executive and those responsible for each of the institutions with systemic failings should make a public apology. the apology should be a wholehearted and unconditional recognition that they failed to protect children from abuse. what happened inside institutions
still casts a shadow and time has not lessened the impact of that abuse. sir anthony hart is just finishing off giving his lengthy statement police in bristol have used a taser on a member of their own race—relations panel. the incident, involving 63—year—old judah adunbi, has been referred to the police watchdog. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford told me more about what happened. there is an eight minute video to show there is an eight minute video to s how exa ctly there is an eight minute video to show exactly what happened. that, i think, is why it has been referred so quickly to the independent police complaints commission because there is little argument about what happened, just a decision about whether the officer ‘s behaviour was appropriate. judah adunbi is
arriving home from walking his dog, these two officers accuse him of being someone else, she refuses to give his name and this argument ensues for several minutes, he refuses to give his name, and he leaves —— he refuses. he goes into his house. when he tries to enter his house. when he tries to enter his house, the police pull him back out. there is a struggle that lasts only a second or two, then the female police officer tasered him in the face, he is head in the face by dibaba and falls to the ground. —— by the barb. they do not check who he is with his idea, they arrest him for assaulting a police officer and collea g u es for assaulting a police officer and colleagues arrived. he is taken to the police station. at some point he was treated in hospital as well. he says that he was humiliated by the whole incident, and avon and somerset police feel that they cannot comment much on the incident because there is an investigation
and have voluntarily referred themselves to the ipcc to see what has happened. and the footage exists because it was on equipment worn by another police officer? do we know where it is from? this footage that we have seen which has been made available to the media was filmed by available to the media was filmed by a neighbour who happen to be passing and saw what happened. he got out his phone and began to film what was happening. it is about eight and a half minutes long. avon and somerset police say that the officers wear body worn cameras but i do not think it will shed much more light on the incident. the neighbour begins to film just after the whole discussion begins, but there is no suggestion at that point that there has been any violence or anything at that point. what areas a vigorous discussion where judah adunbi point. what areas a vigorous discussion wherejudah adunbi does not want to give his name, feeling that he does not have too give police officers his name and does not want to give them his name. you can see the build—up to where he tries to enter his property and police manhandle him out of the
property. at one point he raises an arm to push one of the officers away, but that's about it. what is embarrassing for the police is not only that he is 63 years old but a long—standing member of their independent advisory group, a group many independent advisory group, a group ma ny forces independent advisory group, a group many forces have to advise them on relations between different minority groups and police. so essentially, they have tasered, in the face, one of their own race relations advisers. daniel sandford reporting there. after almost two days buried under snow and rubble, eight people have been found alive — including two children — at a hotel hit by an avalanche in central italy. these pictures have just come through in the last hour, showing rescu e rs through in the last hour, showing rescuers applauding as survivors are pulled to safety from the kitchen area of the hotel. they are the first of at least 25 missing staff and guests to have been found alive,
and guests to have been found alive, and they have been flown to hospital by helicopter. the avalanche on wednesday was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the central region of earthquakes in the central region of abruzzo. our correspondent in italy, james reynolds, has told us about this success on the pa rt part of the rescue workers. we know these people survived beneath a collapsed ceiling at this hotel, and we have seen pictures. they show one woman being taken pictures. they show one woman being ta ken out of pictures. they show one woman being taken out of the rubble to the delight of firefighters. she was able to walk on her own and when she is put on the stretcher she appears to gesture to other people and we have seen pictures of a boy being rescued. we know men, women and children have all been sheltering beneath this collapsed ceiling. firefighters say that they had lit a fire to keep warm and survive for those 40 hours. now they've been taken those 40 hours. now they've been ta ken out of those 40 hours. now they've been taken out of the rubble, they've been said by helicopter to a
hospital on the coast, where they will be examined. and relatives will be reunited by them —— with them. it's an emotional reaction to this news here. i was in one village and people burst into tears when they found out. a group of british doctors say they've transformed the treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. they've used mri scans, which nearly double the number of aggressive tumours that are caught. prostate cancer — the most common type of cancer in men in the uk — is normally confirmed with an invasive biopsy. elaine dunkley reports. winning the world cup for gb, that was definitely my finest hour... fred searle is a former olympian who represented great britain in the long jump in the 1980s. two years ago, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. you know where you're at, as opposed to ignoring the problem, and then one day you've got some kind of chronic discomfort, then you go to the doctor
and then you have months, or a short time, to live. that will be far more devastating for your loved ones than handling it upfront. getting checked out saved his life, but the way that tests are carried out could soon change. biopsies are commonly used to find cancer. a needle is inserted into the prostate and samples of tissue are removed for analysis. but new research published in the main medicaljournal, the lancet has found 93% of cancers were detected by mri scans, twice the rate of a biopsy. if we can diagnose cancers currently being missed by this very inaccurate standard transrectal biopsy test, and find important cancers early and treat them early, then i think we could see a significant impact on long—term survival. mri scanning could be a solution for thousands of men but there is also a problem, a shortage of machines and radiologists to meet demand. so whilst there is hope that this could be a big leap forward in diagnosis, there are challenges in how widely
it would be available. elaine dunkley, bbc news. a man has been evicted from his hospital bed by a court, after refusing to leave for more than two years — even though he was fit to be discharged. the james paget university hospital in norfolk said the man had repeatedly refused all offers of alternative accommodation. our correspondence debbie tapie has been following the story and told me the latest from outside of the hospital in great yarmouth. the latest from outside of the hospital in great yarmouthlj the latest from outside of the hospital in great yarmouth. i cannot tell you much about the man due to patient confidentiality but i can tell you that he was admitted in august 2014, the hospital said that his two—year stay here was unnecessary. he was deemed fit to be discharged but despite offers of ca re discharged but despite offers of care and accommodation, he refused to go because he would not give his consent, and they could not
discharge him. the hospital says that they did not take the decision lightly but they went to court in december to get a court order to get possession back of that bed so that someone possession back of that bed so that someone else could use it. eventually he was evicted from the hospital ten days ago. i spoke to a patient, a woman patient, who had been on the same war does this man, and she told me that basically she was disgusted that this had been able to go on for so long, it was an open secret that he had been there for two years. —— ward. fed, watered, he treated it like a hotel. everybody knows about the bed blocking situation and she was concerned it had been allowed to go one for so long. we've not been able to talk to the man himself or get his side of the story. the hospital would not go on camera but issued a statement saying that they had to consider the needs of all of their patients, with their limited resources and their pressures. we understand that the man is now living back in the community. and,
experts are already predicting that his two—year stay in this hospital could have cost the nhs up to £200,000. let's have another look at the scene in washington, dc now, as we approach in the next couple of hours the inauguration of president donald trump, as he soon will be. this is stjohn's episcopal church in dc, in the last 30 minutes or so ago we saw the last 30 minutes or so ago we saw the president—elect and his wife go into the church for this traditional service held before the swearing—in ceremony, other members of his team there as well, including vice president—elect mike pence. we think that they will emerge shortly. donald trump and his wife head, briefly, in fact to have coffee with the outgoing president. they have coffee with president barack obama and michelle obama. the crowds, with
our live pictures from the mall in washington, you can see from the clothing that it is a wet day in dc, but they've been gathering there for some hours to witness the swearing—in ceremony. more from washington shortly but let's get our own weather forecast now... thank you. it is going to turn wet across washington, dc through the course of the day but it's not the case here... lovely and dry, thanks to high pressure. glorious sunshine across southern parts of the uk and more in the wake of cloud in ireland and scotland, that should tend to melt away this evening and overnight, leaving remnants of cloud, list and for developing here. a blue hue indicating that it will bea a blue hue indicating that it will be a cold and frosty night, especially in rural areas. for the week, high pressure is in control and it will stay dry for most of the country. that spells of sunshine, especially on saturday, and it will be chilly on saturday and sunday. on
saturday, a cold and frosty start. a lot of sunshine, turning cloudy in central and eastern parts during the course of the day. i'm katty kay with a bbc news special on the day donald trump becomes the 45th president of the united states mr trump is currently at stjohn's episcopalian church opposite the white house for a traditional service of worship. as he prepares to take office, the billionaire businessman is promising to unite a deeply divided country. thousands of people are gathering in the centre of washington to witness the inauguration. mr trump's only public comment of the day so far has come on twitter. he said, "the movement continues, the work begins." this is the scene live on capitol
hill here in washington, dc, where donald trump will be inaugurated in about 2.5 hours' time. it is a rainy and damp morning here in washington, but that does not stop the thousands of people that have come to the city to celebrate the election and inauguration of donald john trump. amid all the pomp and pageantry of today's inauguration, it's easy to forget just how remarkable donald trump's journey to the presidency has been. the real estate billionaire and reality tv star was a political outsider when he launched his bid for the white house. you can see him and his wife melania leaving the church. we saw them briefly go in, melania in a pale blue suit. she will be at his side on capitol hill. she has been a relu cta nt on capitol hill. she has been a reluctant first lady to be, staying up reluctant first lady to be, staying up in new york with her son barron.
they will not move into the white house until barron trump has finished his school year. they will now go from the church to the white house, where they will have coffee with barack house, where they will have coffee with ba rack obama house, where they will have coffee with barack obama and michelle obama. this day is very regimented, there are steps along the way. the church service was a tradition, they will now go to the white house and have coffee with michelle obama and barack obama. have coffee with michelle obama and ba rack obama. they have coffee with michelle obama and barack obama. they will accompany them to capitol hill for the inauguration services. mr trump, who has already put out his slogan for his re—election campaign. he has not yet been inaugurated, but the slogan for his 2020 campaign will be "keep america great again". his family has been inside the church. ivanka trump will no longer be part of the family business, but will support her father. and her husband, jared kushner, is also there with the
president today. they are jewish. ivanka trump converted tojudaism when marrying jared kushner, who is an orthodox jewish person. when marrying jared kushner, who is an orthodoxjewish person. his sons, eric and don, are with him as well. lani for the president's speech, we understand donald trump wrote several drafts himself. he sent out a photograph of himself sitting at a desk of what he called the winter white house. it is his hotel complex and resort in palm beach, florida. that speech, we will listen to. nick bryant, as you watch on capitol hill, the pictures of donald trump and the first lady, the reluctant
first lady, leaving stjohn's episcopal church, and making their way to the white house to have copy with the obamas, i wish i could be a fly on the wall, don't you? absolutely! it is such a short journey in such a huge motorcade, you could walk across the park in a matter of moments, but they are getting in their cars and heading into the white house. this is quite an extraordinary moment, americans pride themselves on it, the peaceful transfer of power, but we have never seen an incoming president have such a different personality and policy agenda than an outgoing president. you remember, throughout the campaign, barack obama thrust himself right into the midst of it. he repeatedly said that donald trump was temperamentally unfit to have nuclear codes in his pocket. but of course, we have seen no nuclear codes in his pocket. but of course, we have seen no drama obama.
he hasn't been publicly critical in an expensive way of donald trump. he said things that were implicitly critical of him, but it would be factors in —— fascinating. what could be more civil than coffee and tea in the white house on the morning of a presidential inauguration? lets spend a moment reflecting on what it might be like for president obama and michelle obama sochi sent out a video yesterday of her last walk around the white house, this has been their family home for eight yea rs, has been their family home for eight years, and they leave it as they accompany the trumps. it is a brutal transition of power, you wake up one morning and you are out a couple of hours later. power is where power goes, and it is not going with barack obama, he will fly out on a helicopter on holiday. they have a new home in washington,
because they want to see the education completed of their youngest daughter sasha. it must be a difficult moment for him. you sense a demob happy ness, the burden of the presidency is lifted. you don't have to spend every waking hour worrying about the problems of america, and the problems of the world. he wanted to hand over power to his close friend hillary clinton, his former secretary of state. he did not want to see donald trump into the white house. his election has been interpreted as a repudiation of him, as much as hillary clinton. he does leave office with high approval ratings, approval ratings like bill clinton, ronald reagan, very high. donald trump enters the white house with historically low ratings for the president—elect, but it must be worrying to leave behind temporarily this city where the ground is going to shift the region massacre,
because donald trump and the republican—controlled congress behind me will demolish and tried to dismantle so much of the obama legacy. put that in context. i was here in 2000 when george w bush took over from bill clinton. we had that transition of power. i was here in 2008 when barack obama took over from george w bush. whenever you have one party taking over from another party, a democrat handing over to a republican, you get a change in the city and a change in government and policy as well. is this more of a change? and is the atmosphere around this one actually more bitter and divided than it was in 2001 and 2009 at those inaugurations? or is it that donald trump himself in such a divisive character, particularly for viewers around the world, that we think it is more divided?
i think it is more dividing. i have been covering washington like you for two decades now. when i came in the early 90s, things were toxic. what has become a permanent feature of american politics is to try to delegitimise incoming american presidents. for bill clinton, he got a small proportion of the vote, 33%. because he got such a small proportion of the vote, and because of the scandal is that attached itself to his presidency, he was rejected. they impeached him. in 2000, when clinton handed over to george w bush, it was in the aftermath of a contested election, remember the florida recount, when barack obama became president, many people questioned if he was a us citizen. john donald trump is moving now towards
the white house, and we can see the cavalcade moving. it isa cavalcade moving. it is a short distance from st john's episcopal church to the white house, but they are doing it in armoured suvs, and with an escort, driving to the white house grounds. you can see him crossing the fayette square. it is a couple of hundred yards, this drive, realistically. there is donald trump was mac cavalcade moving through what is called the fayette square, to pennsylvania avenue. he will be swept in through the gates of the white house. it is tricky to get into the white house, you go through a lot of security checks, it may be easier this morning. the gates will be wide open for him. they will pull up be wide open for him. they will pull up to the front. look at that cavalcade already. the
president—elect, very soon to be president, is travelling in a very different style to even the style that donald trump has been used to. he is now part of an official motorcade. we have with us in washington, dc, tim pawlenty, former governor of minnesota republican presidential candidate. not a particular fan of donald trump. happy inauguration day. same to you. what is it about? today is a day of celebration for donald trump supporters, and a day where people look and wonder if he will morph into something other than what we have seen in the campaign, or he may remain as he is. the campaign, you described it as abrupt. you could not imagine two more different people than barack obama and donald trump. this could be quite a big change. we can see the cavalcade is snaking its way around, towards the gates of
the white house. this is where donald trump will sit after he has been inaugurated and given his speech. he will review the parade that goes past. you can see melania trump's white gloved hand through the window, waving. this is an extraordinary first family, one more beautiful than the next. is that what you call your typical family in that regard? donald trump is not able to google president. we are leaving one year of traditional politics to something different. what do you mean? to the extent there is an undeniable future, and mark zuckerberg or george clooney i’u ns mark zuckerberg or george clooney runs next. it may not be the typical pathway into office. the cavalcade has entered the white house grounds and will pull up at
the front portico, where visiting heads of states, and dignitaries, are always met, at those front doors. traditionally, on inauguration morning, the first couple, so president obama and michelle obama, they would greet donald trump and melania trump on the steps, then go inside. it will be the last moments. there you go, michelle obama is there with barack obama, waiting for the trumps. they we re obama, waiting for the trumps. they were in this position eight years ago, it was them in the cavalcade with george and laura bush waiting to greet them as they came into the white house for the very first time as the incoming power. here they are now waiting to greet the trumps. the car with the trumps eventually, a long series of armoured limousines pulling up. they will get out, and we will have the traditional photograph. this is quite a moment, the 45th
president of the united states shaking hands with the 44th president of the united states. melania trump with a gift, it looks like, a nice gesture to bring a gift for michelle obama. and handing that over. michelle obama looking around, wondering who she might be able to give what looks like a tiffany box two, her husband coming to the rescue, handing it to somebody else before the photograph is taken. i do remember that happening, actually. an unscripted but touching one. a nice thing for the president to step in and take care of the situation. a nice thing from melania trump, who has not been a very
willing participant in the whole pageantry of this. now about... this isa pageantry of this. now about... this is a big moment for her, this is a big role. she has announced for the moment she will go back to new york and be with their son barron. this is a real moment. a different scenario to what the country is used to. donald trump's wife from slovenia originally, used to be a model, now married to the next president of the united states. the door shutting on the white house. let's talk about donald trump. will he make this transition from candidate trump to president trump? how important is it that he does that? it is not clear. he may stay the same and is able to be a successful president, even in that mould. a fully republican congress is likely to send him tax reform, some form of immigration reform, some reform or
change to obamacare, perhaps an infrastructure bill, and maybe more. if he signs his name on the bills, he will look like a productive president. if his approval ratings stay low and they are historically low for an incoming president, will congress look at those numbers, and if he asks them for things they don't want to give him, they might think twice about it? perhaps, but congress has wanted to do most of the things ijust mentioned for more than a decade. they have their own motives and incentives to get these things past, independent of the president was mac popularity or not. you want to call him on sam, uninformed and unhinged. have you changed mine? we hope he can grow into the moment and position. -- changed your mind. after the tapes were released where
he was caught on tape bragging about assaulting women, it was troubling, but i hope he will be a successful president, we all hope that. today begins the test of that. can he do it and bring about, you mentioned the things congress want to give him, tax reform and deregulation of the energy sector in particular, a realignment of america's position in the world, but there are things that congress might not want to give him, infrastructure spending might be one of them, trade war being another, they are not republican principles. sure, but if you look at the sticks— eight things, even if they get half of them done —— 6—8, it will look like a productive congress and president. bats in 12 months, they may look at all the things they have done. evenif
done. even if he gets three things done, that would be a productive year. explain something to me. since donald trump was elected, we have seen a donald trump was elected, we have seen a couple of things, his approval ratings have fallen, markets have risen, investors are excited about this presidency and a new area of growth. people have called it reagan two, but we have heard economists and national security advisers sceptical about whether donald trump would be good for america. well, if you believe the theory that lighter regulations, lighter taxes, they are more favourable for business, where they are more inclined to deploy capital into the marketplace and grow and expand their business and invest, if you believed that, and i do, it is good for the economy. but there will be intervening events over the course of 2017 and 2018 that will take this ina of 2017 and 2018 that will take this in a different direction. we know thatis in a different direction. we know that is the case. thanks very much forjoining me here. we overlook capitol hill.
let's go down to rajini by diane nathan. where i am is about halfway up from capital, most of the crowd arriving in their thousands are right up close. people are starting to stream in and fillup close. people are starting to stream in and fill up the areas. they expect as many as 900,000 people to fill out and attend today's inauguration. as we all know, this campaign which donald trump won against the odds, some would say, with a hugely polarising election campaign. in many cases, friends and family members, they even fell out over the fact that they supported different candidates. i am joined by two students, nikki and toby, thank you forjoining us on bbc news. you supported hillary clinton. you
supported hillary clinton. you supported donald trump. what does it feel like to see donald trump sworn in as president? it feels good from the beginning. everybody said it would not happen, there was no hope, why are you trying, why do uk? so many people are in disbelief, but it is reality now and it feels great. how does it feel for you, nicky? now and it feels great. how does it feel foryou, nicky? donald trump will be your president as much as toby? ?as toby? ? as much as i want to pretend it did not happen, he is the president now, and i need to accept it. i can't help but feel like this is one of the saddest days in our nation's story. what would you say about why you think donald trump can unite the country? i think that a lot of people like nikki need to hope for the best. why would you hope for a plane to crash if you are on the plane with the pilot? i think a lot of the things
that people fear are the media stirring things up a lot. we talked about this before, so i will bring it up again, but a lot of young women were put off by donald trump's comments that he made on the tape where he talked about wanting to graba tape where he talked about wanting to grab a woman's pussy. people would ask why you support someone like donald trump. what he said was horrible and disgusting, but unfortunately, in out disgusting, but unfortunately, in our world, lots of men speak that way. i am sure our world, lots of men speak that way. lam sure many our world, lots of men speak that way. i am sure many other presidential candidates that were male have said things that. he was ousted, but it is something we can look past. it is disgusting that we would excuse a man's actions as locker room talk. the man that runs the country should not be able to speak like that. i think it is ridiculous
to have this man running our country. very quickly, two bits from both of you, tell me what you want from a trump presidency. the one thing he can do is bring jobs to the country and support the economy. if he is going to do anything, he should do that. i hope you follows through with everything he has promised. i hope you follows through with everything he has promisedlj i hope you follows through with everything he has promised. i hope thatjobs are everything he has promised. i hope that jobs are brought to america. thank you forjoining us two different views. there are people who support donald trump here, the majority. other people like nicky have come here to witness history. we will have more from washington, dc after three o'clock. news to bring you in the last few minutes from south georgia police, police telling us that an 18—year—old man has been charged this afternoon —— south yorkshire
police. an 18—year—old has been charged with the murder of this young woman, 16—year—old leon weekes. her body was found on monday 16th january on a pathway in dinnington. the police saying they are still appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone in the dinnington area on the sunday, the day before, and into the following morning. if anyone saw or heard anything suspicious, the police would like to hearfrom anything suspicious, the police would like to hear from them. anything suspicious, the police would like to hearfrom them. an 18—year—old charged with murdering 16—year—old leon weekes. bbc news understands that dozens of labour mps might be prepared to vote against the party's leadership, if there is a commons vote on starting the brexit process. jeremy corbyn has said all his mps will be told to approve the triggering of article 50, because they should accept the result of the referendum.
earlier i spoke to our political correspondent ellie price, and asked her to explain labour's position. we are waiting for that supreme court decision on tuesday as to whether the government must go to parliament before triggering article 50. there is a feeling in westminster that the government will lose that case, and it will need to go to parliament before triggering article 50, which we thought would be sometime in march. jeremy corbyn's position on that, he says, is clear. he says that the labour party m ps is clear. he says that the labour party mps should respect the outcome of the eu referendum, and he hopes his mps wouldn't block the triggering of article 50. the problem for him is a number of them say they might do. the issue for him, of course, now is will he do that? is it just him, of course, now is will he do that? is itjust a strong indication that? is itjust a strong indication that he would like them to vote in his favour? he was asked that question today on a visit to
scotland. my position is not confused at all. there is a referendum, a decision was made, and it is not up to us to second—guess the result of the referendum. it is up to us to use the opportunity that is provided to stop the tories from doing this bargain basement low tax, tax haven, on the shores of europe. i am saying to all of my mps, we have supported the principle of the referendum, it was held, and delivered a result, it is not right to block article 50 negotiations. it is absolutely right that we are involved in all of those negotiations and making the case for a fairer, sociallyjust britain. that is jeremy a fairer, sociallyjust britain. that isjeremy corbyn on his position on article 50. there will be another test coming up. today, the labour party has intentions to get all the procedure in place for the by—elections in copeland and stoke—on—trent to take place on 23rd february. that may not happen until
4th of may, but we here it is happening in the next few weeks. those two areas are leave areas. there will be interested to see whetherjeremy corbyn is right in his position in being, not wanting to oppose article 50. certainly, those areas will be interesting to watch. any price at westminster. -- ellie price. the british sailor alex thomson, has crossed the finish line to come second in the vendee solo round—the—world yacht race. despite setting a new world record for the furthest distance sailed solo in 24 hours, thomson could not close the gap on his french rival, who won yesterday. our sports correspondent natalie pirks has more. for almost 75 days, he hadn't seen a single soul. as the sunrise over the atlantic, alex thomson was suddenly surrounded by the team who had worked so hard and by those who had sacrificed so much for him to have a fourth crack at the ultimate test in ocean racing.
leaving on 6th november, he crossed the equator twice and has been passed the furthest point from civilisation on earth. but now, after his 10—week epic voyage, alex thomson has been reunited with his family. he managed to beat the world record for distance sailed solo in 24 hours, despite one of his foils being ripped offjust two weeks into his race. sometimes i do say to myself, why am i doing this? why! but you don't have a choice. at that point, you don't have a choice. so to finish in second place, you know, i'm chuffed. the journey back into port was a chance for reflection for his six—year old son oscar and his wife kate. for alex, in spite of the sleep deprivation, it was instead an opportunity to plot his path to victory. it looks like you're going to put your wife through this again, aren't you? i haven't asked her yet, so... i mean, it would be difficult not to. the third, the second...
i mean, there's only one thing that comes after it. it's clear that the vendee globe has become his life's obsession. champagne tastes sweet. a win in four years would taste even sweeter. natalie pirks, bbc news. live in washington from 3pm, but let's catch up with the weather. let's start the forecast in the usa, and settled in california and oregon. heavy rain and significant snow. not so bad in the east, but the weather front will bring a wet day for the inauguration, pretty cold and wet. a different story across the pond into our neck of the woods, high—pressure keeping things fine and dry in the afternoon, plenty of sunshine around. the cloud across northern ireland, central and southern scotland, melting away this evening overnight, leaving patchy
cloud, mist and fog developing, too. clear in northern scotland and overnight, you may be lucky enough to see the northern lights, so what now for those. into this evening, mist and fog developing. notice the blue hue across england and wales, temperatures dropping like a stone this evening. tonight will be cold, temperatures falling away, highs around seven or 8am looking at two or three at 6pm this evening. overnight, widespread frost, temperatures down to —5 or —6, one or two places have mist and fog, developing in eastern areas. towns and cities have tempered is around one or two, around freezing. the weekend looks fine and dry, not bad. good to get out and about, like wind, sunshine in the forecast, too. particularly on saturday, cloudy. it will remain chilly. a frosty start
on saturday, the blue hue is slowly lifting, but another glorious day for many with sunshine, but we will see thicker cloud pushing towards central and eastern areas, like rain over high ground. temperature wise, three or seven. on saturday, the rain will pep up more in central and northern areas. we could see a fence or two northern areas. we could see a fence ortwo in northern areas. we could see a fence or two in the pennines and southern scotla nd or two in the pennines and southern scotland to start on sunday morning. there will still be sunshine in the forecast and another chilly one, temperatures three to seven. not much change in the country on monday and tuesday because of high pressure dominating. frost and fog across southern areas through monday and tuesday. the weather systems ganging up tuesday. the weather systems ganging up on us midweek, turning wet and windy across the north and west later. central and eastern parts during the course of the day. welcome to washington,
where donald john trump is soon to be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. hello, i'm katty kay — with you on bbc news for this momentous day of ceremony and celebration. the crowds are gathering and we are now little more than an hour away from the formal ceremony. donald trump will take the presidential oath just before noon, washington time — before delivering his inaugural address. that will signal the end of president obama's term of office — the two men are now holding a final meeting ahead of the ceremony. the inaugural platform is ready